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Enjoy the Arts in Motion with Child, Youth and School Services

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – As parents in this busy world we sometimes do not get to thoroughly enjoy the time we spend with our children. Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) is offering the opportunity for parents with children ages 18 months to 4 years of age to come and bond in a relaxing environment with fun activities that parent and child come complete together.

Come put the Art in Motion every Tuesday beginning March 15th from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Co-Op building, located at 3068 Reed Street. There is no cost to participate.

For more information about the Arts in Motion, please call Kim Salazar at 270-412-6535.

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Award-winning Poet Keplinger to Speak at APSU Honors Lecture Series March 17th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Young poets looking for a bit of writing advice would do well to establish a few criteria when seeking out a mentor. First, it’s always best to listen to someone who has published at least one book of verse. Second, make sure the poet in question has a few major awards. Third, and most important, try to find an individual that you can actually meet in person.

Following a criterion such as this will usually ensure that you receive only high quality advice. And, luckily for any young poets in the area, someone possessing all three of the above credentials is stopping by Austin Peay State University later this month. «Read the rest of this article»

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FACT Team Investigation

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – This morning the FACT Team was called out to Heritage Point Circle Apartment Complex in the Exit 1 area off of Tiny Town Road. about 3:15am. A U-Haul had gotten stuck in the mud, while attempting to turn it around.

In the attempt to get the U-Haul free, it struck a dumpster and the dumpster struck a male subject. A metal bar on the dumpster broke free and impaled the man in the upper chest. The man was flown to Vanderbilt from the scene, and is in critical condition.

Officer Bill Van Beber is the lead investigator and it is still an active investigation. This is all the information available at this time.

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Tennessee Commerce Bank and Phil Ponder provide support for Fort Campbell’s VICE Night!

 

Tennessee Commerce BankFranklin, TN – Phil Ponder presented a copy of his latest print, All Aboard Amqui Station, to be auctioned at the annual Fort Campbell VICE (Very Important Charity Event) Night on March 11th. Noted artist Phil Ponder will personally auction the print at the event Friday evening.

Pictured left to right at the presentation are Megen Roberts with the Fort Campbell Spouses Club; Mary Lankford-Benson, Tennessee Commerce Bank and wife of the Command Sergeant Major of the 1BCT; Karen Perez, Ft. Campbell Spouses Club; Ponder; Beth Poppas, wife of the commander of the 1BCT, 101st Airborne Division and Art Helf, retired chairman of Tennessee Commerce Bank.

Pictured left to right at the presentation are Megen Roberts with the Fort Campbell Spouses Club; Mary Lankford-Benson, Tennessee Commerce Bank and wife of the Command Sergeant Major of the 1BCT; Karen Perez, Ft. Campbell Spouses Club; Ponder; Beth Poppas, wife of the commander of the 1BCT, 101st Airborne Division and Art Helf, retired chairman of Tennessee Commerce Bank.

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Rakkasan company commander wins General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

 

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187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Capt. Joshua Powers, commander of A Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division,  was awarded the 2010 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for recognition of his leadership abilities both at home station and while deployed to Afghanistan, March 1st.

Powers, a 2004 graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was one of 14 active duty officers selected for the 2010 calendar year award in the Army-wide competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tune Up, Slow Down and Unpack to Squeeze Extra MPG

 

Following Fuel Efficiency Tips Can Save Money at the Pump

ChevroletGrand Blanc, MI – You cannot stop what seem like constant increases in the price of gasoline, but you can take several common-sense steps to squeeze more miles out of a gallon.

“Although Chevrolet vehicles are engineered with efficient, fuel-saving technologies, it still takes maintenance to ensure your vehicle performs as efficiently as it did when it left the factory,” said Roger Clark, General Motors Energy Center senior manager. “Drivers can improve their own fuel economy for free by making some very minor behavior changes.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Daryl Ratajczak named Wildlife and Forestry Division Chief

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Daryl Ratajczak has been named Chief of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Division of Wildlife and Forestry. His new appointment is effective immediately.

Ratajczak moves into his new position after serving as the TWRA Big Game Program Coordinator since 2004. As the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division Chief, he is responsible for the TWRA’s wildlife and forestry programs. He replaces Greg Wathen who is now serving as Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Coordinator.

Daryl Ratajczak

Daryl Ratajczak

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Govs offense stymied in loss to Jackrabbits

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team couldn’t find the holes in the defense and lost an 8-2 non-conference contest to South Dakota State, Wednesday night, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (7-4) had plenty of well hit balls throughout the contest, but they seemingly homed in on South Dakota State (3-5) gloves. The Govs offense was held to season lows in runs (2) and hits (4) in the contest.

Freshman outfielder Rolando Gautier hit his first home run of the season in the loss to South Dakota State. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Freshman outfielder Rolando Gautier hit his first home run of the season in the loss to South Dakota State. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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LEAP Helps Single Mom to Secure Housing

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Through a partnership with Millan Enterprises, the LEAP organization helps to  provide housing to low income single parents who find themselves in dire need of housing. Under this program Clarksville, TN  resident Jil Simpson signed a lease to her new home in the offices of Millan Enterprises on March 9th, 2011. She becomes the second single parent assisted under the LEAP Housing Program.

“Me and my kids were kinda homeless having to stay at various friends homes,” Jil said. “I was referred from child protective services to Flourishing Families who connected me to the LEAP Organization. I am very grateful for all that Calendra and Canadra were able to do for my family and I while we waited on LEAP to be able provide this opportunity great opportunity. The apartment is beautiful and exactly what I need to get back on my feet.”

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

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CMT’s Next Superstar Coming to Fort Campbell

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – In a joint collaboration with Fort Campbell and Family and MWR, Country Music Television (CMT) invites you and your Families to join us in an tribute to our Nation’s Armed Forces to honor of your service to our Country with an evening of live entertainment presented by the talented contestants of CMT’s Next Superstar. “CMT’s Next Superstar” will premiere April 1st.

Soldiers and their Families will also get the opportunity to vote on the performances seen that night and may have their opinions of their favorite performances captured right on camera as well. Your votes will help to determine the fate of the superstars, so come out to Cole Park Commons on March 10th at 5:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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